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A man leaves flowers next to a child’s pink bicycle on the front lawn of the home where an early-morning fire Wednesday claimed the lives of two girls aged three and eight. JOE LOFARO/METRO

Two girls killed in house fire Thurso, Que. Family described by neighbours as ‘nice and quiet’ JOE LOFARO

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A father desperate to rescue his family climbed a ladder to the second-storey window of his burning home in Thurso, Que., but was beaten back by the heat of the blaze. Two girls, aged three and eight, are dead following the fire.

Firefighters responded just before 5 a.m. to 228 Lacroix St., which is about 45 kilometres east of Gatineau. Sylvain Lacroix lives next door to the house and said he woke to the father yelling outside around 4:30 a.m. as flames were shooting out the basement window. “We went to the front of the house, but the flames were already gaining the second floor,” he said. “The level of smoke was really, really dense.” The father climbed into the second-storey window, Lacroix said, but had to jump out almost right away due to the

strength of the fire. The dad, another adult, and four minors took refuge in his kitchen, which he described as a “war zone.” He saw a little girl with burns to her body and the father covered in dust from his attempted rescue on the upper level, he said. The dad and a 12-year-old girl were listed in critical condition in hospital, said Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Sgt. Marc Tessier. A family friend has been released from hospital while a woman, a six-year-old boy, and a small infant are in hospital in

stable condition. On Wednesday afternoon a man brought flowers to the scene and rested them in front of a tree on the front lawn of the house. Firefighters had placed a pink kids’ bicycle there just seconds before. Neighbour Jean-Paul Baril said the family moved in about a year ago and described them as “nice and quiet.” The thought that two children were killed in the fire left him in shock. “That’s the worst,” he said. “Honest to God, that’s the worst.” Caroline Bernier said she

had to explain the tragedy to her seven-year-old daughter, who was friends with one of the deceased, before school Wednesday morning. “She really was sad,” said Bernier. Tessier said the house was fully engulfed in flames by the time fire crews arrived, which forced them to attack the fire from the outside for most of the morning. Neighbours in the tight-knit community crowded around the police tape throughout the day watching firefighters fight the fire until it was safe to enter the home.

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Testimony. Girl was allegedly forced by teens to take off clothes, then put on provocative outfits ‘to ship her to some men to have sex’ GRAHAM LANKTREE

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When the mother of one of the alleged victims in the trial of three teen girls charged with pimping their peers sat down at her computer at 7:20 am on May 19, 2012, she didn’t expect to see her daughter online after a night out with her friends. “I got on to Facebook and noticed (the victim) was online. I said, ‘Geez, you’re up

early today.’ She messaged me back saying, ‘Mom, I need your help,’” the woman said in court Wednesday. “She said she met up with some girls at St. Laurent (Centre), went to a house and that when they got there, they made her take off all her clothes and dressed her up in provocative clothing to ship her to some men to have sex.” By 8 a.m., the woman said, she had driven to an apartment in Vanier. When she arrived, her distraught daughter ran into her arms. “She looked awful. She had been crying,” said the woman, who cannot be named due to a publication ban. Crown prosecutors alleged in their opening statement to the court that the girl didn’t know the accused teens and was lured via Facebook to meet up with them.

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Business owner backpedals on Tory support Jose Bray, owner of Ottawa-based Joe Mamma Cycles, speaks to the media in his bicycle store. Bray’s shop was where Finance Minister Jim Flaherty last year trumpeted the benefits of his budget, but the proprietor now says he feels misled. Despite what the federal Conservatives say, they are raising consumer taxes by increasing tariffs on goods imported from dozens of countries, Bray told a news conference held by the NDP at his store on Wednesday. JUSTIN TANG/THE CANADIAN PRESS

‘Through a screen you can lie about everything’ It’s easy to see how the alleged victims of three teen girls accused of pimping out their peers could be lured online, said students from a Grade 12 law class at St. Peter high school in Orleans as they sat in on the girls’ trial on Wednesday. “Through a screen you can lie about everything,”

said Kyle Devine, 18, one of roughly 25 students who filled the public gallery of the courtroom. “Online you can hide yourself, you can hide everything.” Devine said that he didn’t really know much about the girls’ stories, since there is a publication ban on their names, but he

said his class was interested in the social media aspect of the case “They’re our age. That’s why we found it interesting,” he said. “It’s like the MTV show Catfish,” he explained, citing the series, based on a 2010 movie, that chronicles the online-dating experiences of people who have

never met each other in real life. A “catfish” is defined as someone who creates social media profiles using someone else’s photos in a bid to lure people in, often for romantic reasons. Ottawa police held a special information session called “Teens and Technology” Tuesday night at Earl

of March High School in Kanata, that brought out some 200 people to learn about sexting, cyberbullying, and youth Internet safety. Devine said that one of the main takeaway quotes from the night was: “Be aware of what your child is doing on the Internet.” GRAHAM LANKTREE/METRO


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Presto transit smart card gets the green light in Ottawa Rollout. Smart card will get a staggered release over next few months: Manconi ALEX BOUTILIER

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The city’s transit commission is moving ahead with a staggered rollout of nearly 200,000 Presto cards. The commission’s decision Wednesday morning was based on a report from OC Transpo and city staff saying the formerly glitch-prone smart-card system is now working well. There are still issues, OC Transpo general manager John Manconi told the commission, but that’s to be expected with such a large and complex system. The focus now shifts to the rollout of the cards over the next few months. “You want a staggered, controlled approach, so that you can support customers as they

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start using their cards, and we can respond to any issues,” Manconi told reporters. Here’s how it should work: On May 18, transit users can get their no-fee Presto card from prestocard.ca with a minimum $10 fare purchase. On May 27, they can get them in person at OC Transpo sales centres at the Rideau Centre, Lincoln Fields, St. Laurent and Place d’Orléans, as well as at city service centres. From May to August, OC Transpo staff will be distributing the cards at Transitway stations, community centres and seniors’ homes. But before the general public gets their cards, U-Pass users will have a chance to pick up 10,000 free cards beginning Thursday. The 10,000 are part of 184,000 no-fee cards meant to entice commuters to pick up the card.

OC Transpo driver Patty Johnston shows off the Presto smart-card system at a demonstration at Ottawa City Hall last year. Laura Mueller/METROLAND NEWS SERVICE

Province, feds should fund transit: Deans The head of Ottawa’s transit commission said funding for new transportation infrastructure should come from “upper tier” levels of government. Diane Deans said Wednesday she supports “stable, predictable funding” from the province and federal govern-

ment for transit infrastructure, but was hesitant about a suggestion from Premier Kathleen Wynne regarding new revenue mechanisms. “Certainly, the City of Ottawa would benefit from stable funding sources dedicated to public transit so we can better plan the future of

transit in the City of Ottawa. That’s a little bit different than saying we’re going to give municipalities new taxing power so they can tax for that,” Deans said. At a speech in Toronto Wednesday morning, Wynne said new money has to be found for transit-infrastruc-

ture investments, calling it the “single most pressing issue in this region at this time.” “We can’t do it through property taxes, because they cannot sustain the size of investment that is required to fix our transportation woes, and nor can hard-pressed Western LRT expansion

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‘Refined routes’ to be presented at open house The Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway is out for a planned expansion of Ottawa’s lightrail system, but Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs said newly “refined routes” will go a long way to satisfying residents concerned about light rail on Richmond Road and Byron Avenue. Hobbs said the proposal, which would run a lightrail corridor from Tunney’s Pasture to Baseline Station by

property taxpayers,” said Wynne. “This investment has to come from somewhere.” Wynne declined to get into specifics about what new revenue model she had in mind — preferring to wait for a report from Metrolinx in June. But Deans said she would way of the recently rechristened parkway, will not be one of the “refined options” presented at an open house for the proposed LRT expansion next Thursday. Hobbs did not want to get into specifics of the routes, saying affected community groups and the NCC need to be briefed first. She did say, however, the city considered concerns from neighbouring residents about losing green space and changing the character of the neighbourhood. The open house will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at city hall, with a staff presentation at 7:30 p.m. ALEX BOUTILIER/metro

prefer transit funding to come from above, not below. “I really think that the higher levels of government have far greater taxing powers, and that they should be looking at ways to dedicate funding for public transit for municipalities,” Deans said. ALEX BOUTILIER/metro

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City to review code of conduct The city’s integrity commissioner will unveil recommendations for a new code of conduct for councillors next Thursday. Robert Marleau will table recommendations at a joint meeting of the finance and economic development committee and the governance-renewal subcommittee. The meeting will also consider expense policies for councillors, and fundraising and specialevents policies. metro


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Getting under Robin’s cape Pow! At 68, the cult-icon is more than ready to dust off his cape if anyone wanted to do a series reboot Graham Lanktree

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Burt Ward loved being Robin, Batman’s sidekick in the TV series that ran from 1966 to 1968, and said he would dust off the cape and cowl for a comedic reboot of the series, during an interview with Metro ahead of his appearance at Ottawa’s Comicon in May. “There are hilarious things that could be done. Even today, at our age, Adam and I could do this. Could you imagine going to the costume again and dusting it off ?” said Ward, noting his 47-year friendship with Adam West, the Batman to Ward’s Robin in the campy series. “People would laugh and have the best time.” Today Batman has taken a decidedly dark turn, he said, pointing out that the most recent Christopher Nolan directed series is aimed at teens and grown comic-book fans. “The producers want it to be edgier,” said Ward, who now runs a charity that has rescued some 14,600 large dogs. “Our market was families. Mom, Dad and a few kids. Three- to seven-year-olds could watch and have a great time.” The popularity of the show and Ward’s charisma, which brought people to camp out for his first appearance in Tacoma, Wash., is still drawing crowds. “People come out like you wouldn’t believe,” he said. The 75,000 tickets to the

Batman and Robin, Adam West and Burt Ward, ham it up ahead of the Ottawa Comicon May 10-12. contributed

Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, where they were headlining, sold out in an hour, Ward exclaimed. At the height of its popularity, the show drew 55 per cent of viewers in North America. Every star in Hollywood wanted a cameo on the show, he said. “The only way they could accommodate the demand was to create something where the stars would pop out of a window while we were climbing up a wall.” And thus

the famous Batman wall-climbing bit was born. It’s how Ward met Jerry Lewis. “I’m a very friendly, gregarious person. I enjoy meeting the fans,” said Ward, who hopes to spend time with each person who comes to visit him at Comicon. “I’m not like a typical actor. I talk to people. It keeps you feeling good.” The Ottawa Comicon runs May 10 to 12 at the Ernst & Young Centre. Tickets start at $20.

Local lawyer accused of misappropriating $500K An Ottawa lawyer who faced a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday says he will defend the accusations that he misappropriated about $500,000 from clients and his own law firm before moving to Paris. Luc Barrick, a lawyer who once co-hosted a local radio show, is accused by the Law Society of Upper Canada of misappropriating the money before moving to France, where he says he can get the best care for his health problems.

“France has the best medical facilities in the world for my medical condition. They are experts in hemophilia and this is why I am here,” he said this week. “I did not misappropriate any funds from any clients.” A law society notice of application alleges Barrick misappropriated $116,321 from his law firm, Barrick Domey LLP, to finance the purchase of a condo in his name, and that between 2009 and 2011, he misappropri-

ated about $58,000 from the same trust account to pay for personal expenses. The law society alleges that in June 2011, Barrick closed the trust account with no money remaining in it and misapplied $200,000 that Barrick agreed to hold for his clients until the closing of their property sale, and about $71,656 from life insurance proceeds that Barrick held in trust for another client. The notice details five other examples of Barrick misapply-

Luc Barrick, an Ottawa lawyer who once co-hosted a local radio show, denies any wrongdoing. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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Finding truth, authenticity in theatre Reflections of real life. Magnetic North festival plays explore our relationships to truth, lies and everything in between sean mckibbon

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The Magnetic North Theatre Festival has returned to Ottawa and if it stays true to its theme — truth and authenticity — it promises to be edgier than ever. “We’re looking at the role of authenticity in our relationships and our relationship with the truth and whether it inhibits or enhances our relationships,” said the festival’s artistic director, Brenda Leadlay, who announced the festival’s June 7-15 lineup at the National Arts Centre Wednesday. That may sound a bit heavy and existential, but Leadlay says the plays on offer could

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well be some of the most exciting audiences have ever seen. While theatre is steeped in the idea of fiction and actors playing roles, a number of the plays actually deal with real events and in some cases

feature actors playing themselves. “In Winners and Losers we have two actors who are playing themselves and talking about their opinions about certain things and also about each other. It’s really quite exciting, because you don’t know how far they’re going to go with each other,” says Leadlay. In A Brimful of Asha, Ravi Jain and his mother, Asha, debate the prospect of an arranged marriage while sharing warm samosas. In The God That Comes, musician Hawksley Workman stars in a rock ’n’ roll cabaret directed by Christian Barry, a retelling of Euripides’ The Bacchae, which the festival literature describes as “a revolution fuelled by wine, ritual madness and ecstasy.” Leadlay said that while many people see actors as putting on roles, the best acting is all about truth. “It’s about recognizing that part of yourself in the character you are trying to portray and being present and responsive and aware of the moment,” she said.

Brenda Leadlay, artistic director of Magnetic North, unveiled the theatre festival’s lineup at the NAC in Ottawa on Wednesday morning. The festival runs June 7 to 15. MIKE CARROCCETTO/for METRO


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Ex-implant magnate faces women’s fury Giant trial. More than 5,000 plaintiffs join historic fraud case that accuses firm of using cheap and risky industrial silicone Hundreds of women gathered Wednesday in a makeshift courthouse in the south of France. They were angry and wanted justice. The women had received breast implants said to be

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A post-secondary student in Calgary is raising questions about whether she should be allowed to take her medication at school. Her medication is … medical marijuana. Lisa Kirkman studies journalism at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and suffers from chronic pain and a blood disorder. She manages her condition with the aid of the marijuana, which she takes through a vaporizer. The vaporizer produces an odour and makes a slight

noise — and has caught the attention of school officials. Kirkman says she has been told SAIT may ask her not to use the vaporizer within any of its buildings. SAIT says no decisions have been made. “This is a unique situation and we are reviewing our options to ensure that SAIT meets all of its legal obligations,” the school said in a statement. Kirkman says one solution could be a designated area where she could use her vaporizer. global calgary

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Should mental-health professionals be prevented from offering therapies aimed at making gay and lesbian teenagers straight? A federal appeals court in California on Wednesday grappled with a first-in-theU.S. bid to ban them. The “pivot point”of the legal debate, as Judge Morgan Christen called it, appears to be whether such counselling is speech protected by the First Amendment or medical treatment that can be regulated by government. California deputy attorney general Alexandra Robert Gordon, who is defending the ban, cited testimony before the state legislature by people who said they were harmed by the counselling. Chief Judge Alex Kozinski said opponents of the law also testified they benefited from the counselling. The ban was to take effect Jan. 1. The appeals court put the law on hold until it can resolve the therapy issue.

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The ’Peg’s a little weather-worn After an unseasonably warm spring in 2012, Winnipeg is paying back. Wednesday’s high of 1 C marked a new record for the weather-worn city, which has now seen 37 consecutive days of belownormal temperatures. It’s also the latest date in more than 140 years in

which temperatures had yet to reach 5 C. The last time it took this long to reach 5 C was in 1872, says Environment Canada. As an aside, the last time the city failed to reach 5 C by April 15 was in 1950, when the city later flooded in an event only over-shadowed by the Flood of the Century in 1997. More floods may be in store for Winnipeg and southern Manitoba this spring. Elisha Dacey/metro


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Iron Lady laid to rest in a grand funeral Margaret Thatcher. Some camped in a field to be there; mourners included the Queen and reps from 170 countries Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest Wednesday with prayers

and ceremony, plus cheers coffin. The coffin was put on and occasional jeers, as Brit- a gun carriage for the road to ain paused to remember a St. Paul’s Cathedral. Soaring hymns, biblical leader who transformed the country ­— for the better ac- verse echoed under the dome cording to many, but in some of St. Paul’s as 2,300 relatives, friends, colleagues and dignieyes for the worse. A sombre crowd lined taries attended the ceremonthe normally buzzing streets ial funeral. Bishop of London around parliament, contained Richard Chartres spoke of the behind temporary fences and strong feelings Thatcher still evokes. kieron monks/metro, police lines, waiting to see T:6.614” catch a glimpse of Thatcher’s with files from the associated press

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Margaret Thatcher — the Iron Lady — brought major change to Britain during her 11-year tenure from 1979 to 1990, privatizing state industries, deregulating the economy, and causing upheaval whose impact is still felt. She died April 8 at

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Deaths of 530 pigs and dogs investigated

Syria’s army accused of sexual war crimes

Hundreds more pigs have been found dead in China — this time together with dozens of dogs. A total of 410 pigs and 122 dogs were discovered earlier this week in central Henan province. It’s suspected the deaths had to do with chemical factories that have been ordered to suspend production.

The UN Security Council on Wednesday heard accusations that Syria’s army, intelligence agency and a pro-government militia are sexual war criminals for rape and assaults on women and children, along with the al-Qaida movement in Mali. The “name and shame” tally was in a UN report.

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Scourge of suicide shatters remote northern reserve Fast help wanted. Community declares state of emergency after deaths: ‘Now we have nothing left,’ chief says

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• Emergency. He estimates Two recent deaths among more than half the members of the Neskantaga community’s adults are First Nation have prompted addicted to OxyContin or the remote northern Ontario other painkillers. community to declare a state of emergency. It wants fast help to stop Chief Peter Moonias said the scourge of suicide. The First Nation northeast that just as the community of Thunder Bay has seen two was burying the first victim of its members die over the — a man in his 30s — they past two weeks, throwing learned of the death of a the fragile community of 300 19-year-old from Neskantaga METRO_demie_Page_OttawaHR.pdf 13-04-09 Bay. 16:03 into grief and fear for the sta- living in1Thunder Moonias said police have bility of other families.

yet to declare the second death a suicide, but he suspects they soon will. The problems come just a few months after another young man took his life there in December, a tragedy that prompted the community to close ranks and put its youth on suicide watch. “One suicide, we could have handled.… Not easily, but we could have come back,” said Moonias. But the suicides are coming so close together that almost no one in the community has been left untouched. And now they can’t cope. “Now we have nothing left. We have hardly anybody who is not affected in the community. “The community situation … is in a state of shock.” the canadian press

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Police in Windsor are warning residents, particularly seniors, about con artists posing as longlost relatives. Elderly people have received phone calls from supposed relatives in Europe saying they are in Canada and require money for emergencies or large-ticket purchases. Scammers appear to know personal information about their victims and may speak to them in their own language. Police say in one case the suspects were mining information from a Facebook page. While past scams have involved the wire transfer of money, police say scammers are now going to homes to pick up cash. In two cases, Windsor families were defrauded of more than $20,000. Cash was picked up by a well-dressed South Asian man in his 30s driving a silver car. metro online

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Boston bombing. Student snuffed out in her prime Less than 24 hours before she died, Lu Lingzi sent an exuberant email to a professor after learning she had passed part of a major final exam. “I am so happy to get this result!” she wrote. “Thank you very much.” Lu, 23, was killed on Monday in the Boston Marathon explosions, according to a statement from Boston University. She was a graduate student studying mathematics and statistics and was scheduled to receive her degree in 2015. Lu was at the race with two friends from BU. One, Danling Think or act?

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Obama calls guncontrol defeat by Senate ‘shameful’ The U.S. Senate blocked bipartisan legislation Wednesday aimed at tightening restrictions on the sale of firearms, a huge defeat for President Barack Obama and a rejection of personal pleas by families of the victims of last winter’s mass elementary school shooting in Connecticut. An attempt to ban assault weapons and a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines were also rejected in series of showdown votes four months after a gunman killed 20 school children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The background-check measure commanded a majority of senators, 54-46, but that was well short of the 60 votes needed to advance. “All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington,” said Obama, speaking to the nation after the vote. THE associated PRESS

Sexually transmitted infections. New study of herpes simplex type 2 virus and chlamydia finds majority don’t realize they are infected

Charged over Instagram post Jennifer Pawluck, charged after posting an Instagram photo of graffiti showing Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere with a bullet in his head, leaves the courtroom following her arraignment Wednesday in Montreal. Pawluck, 20, is charged with criminal harassment. Her case was put off until May 24, when her trial date may be set. Paul Chiasson/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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CLEAN? OVER MY DEAD BODY Which leads to a tricky question: Why do I Ah, spring! That magical time of year when a sindo it? gle man’s fancy turns to removing from the reGod knows I don’t make it easy on myself. I frigerator items that are branded “Official sponbelieve in a challenge, which is why spring sor of the Vancouver Olympics.” cleaning is what I like to call “the only time I Yes, it’s time for spring cleaning. clean all year.” Less concise, more accurate. According to a Wikipedia entry that I just For most of the year, I just look around as wrote, spring cleaning as a modern ritual dates I’m leaving for the day and think, “If I died toback to the 1920s, with the annual cleanup at the day, would I be mortified when people open Slinky factory in Ohio, where workers would my apartment?” clean the toy springs top to bottom in time for auIn other words, my place has to be so distumn inspection. gusting that I would feel shame from beyond This adjectival misunderstanding led people HE SAYS the grave. If there are no creatures with eyeto dust, mop and organize their homes every balls living in the apartment and no need for spring as the weather warmed, which was conJohn Mazerolle the gag reflex, I’m usually satisfied. So spring venient because those sexy outfits that maids are metronews.ca cleaning is, like me, kind of a big deal. always wearing are terribly nippy in the winter. I start by dusting the dust off the duster, taking the mothThe event caught on and now almost everybody does it. Even balls out of the mothballs and cleaning up the cleaners. Fully I take part in spring cleaning, despite the fact that I practise a armed, I tackle the household from eye level to bottom. special bachelorhood religion that considers dust bunnies I even wash the dishes, instead of my usual ritual of draining sacred.

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the water and resoaking repeatedly in hopes that the dishes will dissolve. If anyone ever invents a water-soluble, one-use frying pan, I’ll be first in line — every morning. Tackling the bathroom is also key. Usually there are so many pairs of underwear on the floor it looks like Judgment Day came and God took up only people who were mid-orgy. Then there’s the fridge, which doubles as a Grade 4 science project missing only the Bristol board that says “mould” at the top. The vegetable crisper (total misnomer) is often vegetable soup, and the multiple milk cartons in the door are like a retrospective: “The Best-Before Dates of 2012.” But I still go through with the cleanup. Why? Basic hygiene? Goodness, no. It’s because it feels like a chance at new beginnings. I can wipe the slate clean, dust off my dreams and wash away the memory of that night I woke up on the living-room floor with a half-eaten junior bacon cheeseburger in my pocket. Like a New Year’s resolution reprise, spring cleaning is a chance to “start clean.” That way, the carpet won’t be dirty when it happens again. Clickbait

A six-legged robot — take a hike!

Because your Twitter feed can never have enough sarcasm, here are a couple of ‘celeb’ parody accounts to follow if you want to spice up your daily intake of hilarity. @WonkaTweets:

Gene Wilder is back in a condensed, 140-character version of Willy Wonka. He makes fun of the next generation while cracking jokes with gems like, “I bet when cheetahs race and one of them cheats, the other one goes, ‘Man, you’re such a cheetah!’ and they laugh and eat a zebra or whatever.”

@DRUNKHULK:

As the name suggests, this Twitter parody account is your favourite Marvel Comics character who drunk tweets in an all-caps, firstperson, poor-grammar style. One of his latest: “5.5 TONS OF NUTELLA STOLEN IN GERMANY! SOMETIME IT FEEL LIKE DRUNK HULK NOT LIVING UP TO FULL POTENTIAL!”

Letters RE: Preschoolers Who Drink Low-Fat Milk More Likely To Be Overweight, published March 25

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Behold, the largest hexapod robot in the world can walk Meet Mantis, the sixlegged walking machine. The menacing robot claims to be the biggest all-terrain operational hexapod robot in the world. Designed and built in Winchester, Hampshire,

south England, after four years of research and development, it is the brainchild of Matt Denton, founder and chief designer of Micromagic Systems. The robotic device can be piloted from within the cockpit or remotely using Wi-Fi technology. It’s available now for private hire, custom commissions, events and sponsorships. METRO

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Creator inspired by Star Wars movie MATT DENTON

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What inspired you to make this? It started at a young age while watching sci-fi films such as Star Wars: The

Empire Strikes Back. Seeing those imposing AT-ATs walk across a snowscape got me fascinated with the concept of using legged locomotion on vehicles. This ultimately led me to working in the film industry within animatronics. I built my first hexapod robot back in 2001, it was about 30 centimetres long. I guess the Mantis was a natural progression. METRO

This is a story of another industry lie like the tobacco and sugar industry. The dairy industry has promoted low-fat as good for your health, but actually it is good for their bottom line because they can extract more cream to make more products. The simple science is: All that is left in the milk after the “fat” cream is removed is the sugar (lactose) so when you drink this “healthy” product you are just adding more sugar to an overloaded, Western, sugary diet. The little fat left in the three per cent milk actually works to reduce and slow the sugar uptake, and adds

more food value to the milk, which is healthier. One day, hopefully, all these lies will be shown: the sugar poison, the fat-free, high-sugar products. I don’t buy organic, I’m just concerned about the poor Western diet and the lies we are told. 44fourty posted to metronews.ca RE: UBC Study Reveals Most People Don’t Know A Woman’s Eggs Are As Old As She Is, published March 27 This article left me feeling depressed. I’m 34 years old, and not even close to having children, even though I dream of having few. It’s a grim reminder of how quickly life passes, and the pressure we women are under. Agnieszka Jeglinska posted to metronews.ca

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SPAO. Photographer participating in school’s grad exhibit likes to do her work the old-fashioned way BACKSTAGE PASS

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Since 2005 the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) has been churning out the future wave of Patrick Demarcheliers and Annie Leibovitz. The school, located in Ottawa’s Byward Market, trains students to achieve that high level in their work, and is showcasing graduates’ work this weekend with a special exhibit. Photographer Sarah Anderson is one of the school’s promising grads. “(In the two-year program) I’ve taken hundreds of thousands of photos,” she said. “Narrowing down (to those to be exhibited) was quite a difficult process.” Anderson has always been fascinated with photography and the concept of being “on the road,” so her graduating exhibit, Fort Myers, Florida, was a natural combination of the two. Fort Myers, Florida is a landscape-focused piece and features snapshots of an America in limbo between prosperity and the lost American dream. “The recession hit Fort Myers hard,” said Anderson, who has travelled to Florida with her family annually since she

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was four. Unlike those family road trips, Anderson flew to Florida to complete the series in February and March of this year. She was interested in the difference of communities between Canada and America, though the series isn’t deliberately political. “There’s still a lot of segregation there,” she said. A photo of black fishermen entitled Waiting, with pelicans looming nearby and a fence blocking the ocean view begs for the rest of the story to

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About 12 photographers will be exhibiting their work this weekend, with Anderson doing a short artist talk on Saturday.

be told. Other photos, such as one capturing an abandoned drivethru window, offer a timeless quality. “I see very visual differ-

• When/where. April 19 to 21, 168 Dalhousie St. • More information at. spao.ca

ences between American and Canadian culture,” said Anderson. She uses her SPAO Photoshop training to bring out the best in her images, but

she says she keeps her use of touch-ups limited. “I don’t like to manipulate an image to make it something that it’s not.” Anderson says she prefers to use predominantly natural lighting and Photoshops out mostly “dust” to create the most compelling image. All 30 colour images included have been shot on film, a medium which she considers more “precious” than digital. “I like shooting on film because it’s slower and I don’t get immediate gratification.”

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Wish upon a star and dreams come true Winning. Rogers, Cityline and Breakfast Television team up with Disney and WestJet in the biggest contest of its kind Vawn Himmelsbach scene@metronews.ca

There’s winning a trip — and then there’s winning a trip with your family to Disney, being treated like a VIP from the moment you set foot in the airport and having a chance to win prizes that money can’t buy while hanging out with on-air personalities on live television. It’s the biggest contest of its kind offered by Rogers Media, Cityline and Breakfast Television in partnership with Disney Parks and WestJet Vacations. City gave away a total of 32 vacation packages, including return airfare to Orlando, accommodations at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, a $600 US Disney gift card and theme park passes.

The winners will be taking over Disney World in Florida on Apr. 22 and 23 — and viewers will get a chance to share the excitement and even win a trip. But what makes this contest different is that winners will be given an opportunity to compete, on air, for prizes that money can’t buy, said Kevin Forget, producer of Breakfast Television Toronto, adding that you have to watch the shows for details on the prizes. The party will start from the time they check in at the airport, where they’ll receive “teal” carpet treatment from WestJet, said Jordan Schwartz, vice-president of in-house productions with Rogers Media. They’ll also get to experience the park before it opens to the general public, spend time with on-air personalities from across Canada and take part in live broadcasts. And, for viewers, there will be plenty of entertainment from Canadian TV hosts and guest experts. Dreams could still come true for viewers at home, who have a chance to win a prize pack from Disney and WestJet during the live broadcasts.

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Tracy Moore and Brian Gluckstein finding some magic in the Disney Kingdom. handout Broadcast details

Cityline will air from the Magic Kingdom on April 23 at 9 a.m. ET on City • Dates. Breakfast Television Toronto will broadcast

CONTEST Enter for you chance to win a VIP weekend pass to AMNESIA ROCKFEST June 14 and 15, 2013, at the Marina de Montebello in the Ottawa Valley. This VIP pass includes a pair of wrist bands for the 2 days, as well as two t-shirts and two beanies. What’s more, 10 lucky people will receive a double-pass to enjoy a full day at the festival. No purchase necessary. Contest open to residents of the Greater Ottawa area, excluding Quebec, who have reached the age of eighteen (18) years of age or older. Odds of winning depend on the number and calibre of eligible entries received. One (1) Grand Prize is available to be won, consisting of a pair of wrist bands for the 2 days, as well as two t-shirts and two beanies. (Approximate retail value of $273 CDN). Ten (10) Secondary Prizes are available to be won consisting of a double-pass to a full day at the festival (approximate retail value of $1780 CDN). Skill testing question required. Contest closes May 2nd, 2013 at 12:59PM EST. To enter and for complete contest rules visit www. clubmetro.com.

two shows from the Magic Kingdom on April 22 and 23 from 5:30 to 9 a.m. ET on City • Broadcasts. Breakfast

Television in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg will air live segments throughout their regular broadcasts on April 22 and 23 on City

When I told my fiveyear-old she was going to Disney World, there was stunned silence. Then a gasp. Then a party broke out in our kitchen. Thanks to the kind folks at City, WestJet and Disney, myself, my husband, Andy, and my Bean are going to Disney World in Orlando for five days next week as part of the City in Disney event. I plan to write about some Disney tips and tricks — stories you’ll only be able to find on the Metronews. ca website. It will include exclusive behind-thescenes looks at what it takes to put a TV show together in Disney. Elisha Dacey is the managing editor of Metro Winnipeg. Follow her on twitter @elishadacey.


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Rosario Dawson can talk you into anything Trance. The star talks about the dangers of learning how to talk like a hypnotist and the challenge of baring all on screen Ned Ehrbar

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Rosario Dawson put in plenty of practice to master the vocal style of her Trance character, a professional hypnotherapist — and the clearest sign all of that practice paid off came when she nearly got herself and a pal into a car accident. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. To master the wording and rhythm of the many trances that her character uses to hypnotize clients over the course of the film, Dawson recorded herself saying each one and would listen back to them — which was all fine and good until she took her practice on the road. “I had made this recording and I was going out with my friend Tara to go to Sunday dinner — which is a thing in England in the afternoon — but I had, like, 10 pages that Monday and I wanted to make sure I had it all down,” she recalls. “So I was like, ‘Do you mind if we listen to it on the way over there?’ She’s driving and kind of (zoning out). She was like, ‘Rosario? I think I understand why they say to not operate machinery while listening to motivational speeches. I’m feeling very lulled right now, this might not be good.’” But Dawson had other concerns when it came to Trance — namely the film’s extremely revealing and much-talkedabout nudity. “I liked the way that this was structured and how par-

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wrong — she was a smoker, she was a drinker, she used to wear oil in the sun — and she had the most remarkable skin and was just awesome and vivacious and strong and incredible. So I’m just going to give it to the good genes and hopefully I can follow in her footsteps, and if not it feels like there’s not much I can do. Live in the moment. Drink a lot of water and try to get sleep.”

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Isolation morphs into contemplation, giving the record contrast as emphatic orchestration and Bryan’s airy crystal voice tops driving, spiraling rock. Unusually, the title song is a hidden track, but in many ways, it’s the album’s most important. It was written in London, one of the first new songs after the band’s debut: It’s the link between the nascent band and what is now a seasoned trio. linda laban/metro


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Meet Morgan Freeman, the superfan New movie. The iconic actor only needed to hear that Tom Cruise was starring in Oblivion to make him want to take part

The Cruise effect

“The movie is so much more than what you read on the page. But it’s a big science-fiction film with Tom Cruise. It’s hard to go wrong”

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In Oblivion, Morgan Freeman plays Beech, the leader of a group of guerrilla soldiers fighting against Tom Cruise and his scientist-soldier companions for the fate of a postapocalyptic Earth. But keeping in line with his previous roles as the leader of the free world and even God himself, Freeman’s own hopes for what our future would look like are pretty peaceful and pastoral. “We would all live in trees,” the actor explains. “We would walk wherever we went. The planet would be rejuvenated. We wouldn’t be killing off all the animals just to feed us.”

Tom Cruise, left, and Morgan Freeman face off in Oblivion. Universal Pictures/the associated press

Oblivion marks the first time that Freeman has worked with Cruise, and in spite of being the sort of actor others clamour to share the screen with, he admits that he was swayed by the possibility of their collaboration.

“If I was going to be a truck driver hauling supplies (for this film), I would have taken the job,” Freeman says. “I’m one of his huge fans — I have been one for I don’t know how many years.” He admits that the role

of Beech was initially less substantial in the script, but the prospect of working on something with such an enormous scale — and with an enormous star — proved too irresistible to pass up. “If you compare the script

to the movie, they don’t compare,” he admits. “But I was excited by the script (and) the movie is so much more than what you read on the page. But it’s a big science-fiction film with Tom Cruise. It’s hard to go wrong.” At 75, Freeman has tackled virtually any challenge an actor might face. But he insists that the ever-changing nature of his work is what helps him maintain enthusiasm for his profession, his art. “I enjoy it every single day,” Freeman insists. “I was born to do this. It’s not like I have to get up every morning Monday through Friday and go to a job. A movie begins

and it ends in a relatively short period of time, so in a given period of time — let’s say a year — you can have three, four or five different experiences, which is kind of exciting.” That variety of experiences had made him not just a star, but an icon — and a beloved public figure. But Freeman says he’s come to terms with the responsibilities of celebrity-hood, even if his priority remains the work itself. “One of my movie heroes, Humphrey Bogart, was asked a question about pictures, autographs and the public,” Freeman remembers. “Bogart said, ‘I don’t owe the public anything but a good performance,’ and I tried to take that to heart, but not quite so. You can’t quite get away from it. “I don’t do autographs,” he explains. “They are a waste of time. But touching someone’s hand, hugging a beautiful lady? All of that works out very well. So I think I owe the public a little bit more than just a good performance. I owe them just a little bit of my time — if I’m cornered.”


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METRO DISH OUR TAKE ON THE WORLD OF CELEBRITIES The Word

Macaulay Culkin

Paparazzi leave Culkin a sulkin’ Rihanna’s Diamonds tour losing its shine THE WORD

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. PHOTOS: GETTY IMAGES

Billy Ray Cyrus hints Miley’s engagement may end in achy, breaky hearts If how Billy Ray Cyrus went about writing his new memoir, Hillbilly Heart, is any indication, he’s not that optimistic that daughter Miley Cyrus and her fiancé, Liam Hemsworth, will make it to the altar. “I know as I was writing the book I wanted to keep that particular moment as open-ended as possible. I didn’t know the answer,”

Billy Ray tells ABC News. “They’re young, they’re kids. The great news is, they’re great friends. They’re really, really good friends.” As for their chances of seeing their wedding reception? “I don’t know, I really don’t,” he says. “I play it by ear and I know whatever is meant to be, that’s the way it’s going to happen.”

What is going on with Rihanna? Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour, which kicked off March 8th, isn’t going off exactly as planned. The singer has already cancelled three concerts — Baltimore and Boston last month and Houston on Monday. Her promoter Live Nation confirmed only that the cancellations were “as a result of illness” but did not say what was wrong with the star. When she cancelled the Boston show, she tweeted

fans that morning, saying: “(Boston) this is the hardest thing for me to deal with! I feel like we’ve been waiting on this day forever, and I’m hurt that I let you down. … I hate disappointing people that never ever let me down!! I’m so embarrassed about this! Thank you for your prayers and well wishes!” Her camp is claiming “laryngitis” but the tabloid press is claiming “pregnant.” TMZ.com spotted the singer, covered up in a baseball cap and sucking on a lollipop, leaving a medical building on Tuesday. If you checked out the singer’s Instagram, you will see she is a connoisseur of the green stuff. So maybe if she laid off the pot? Perhaps that would help this whole “laryngitis” issue. I know it would definitely help this possible “pregnancy” situation.

Macaulay Culkin isn’t having that great of a stay in London, if his run-ins with the paparazzi are any indication. The former child star first seemed perturbed by the photographers’ presence while checking into his hotel, the Budget Ibis. Tensions boiled over while Culkin was

leaving nightclub the Haunt after joining pal Adam Green on stage, according to E! News. Culkin reportedly launched himself at a paparazzo and began attacking him, telling him to go to hell. It’s unclear what set the actor off.

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Jeans are the easiest thing to wear during spring’s rainy season of transitional weather. We take styling tips from seven stylish everyday women spotted around the world. KENYA HUNT Metro World News

The idea: Bring those old school high tops back

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The idea: Polish the tomboy up Styling tip: Chiara Totire (pictured right in Milan) expertly nails the contrast mixing that’s so popular right now. This is because she doesn’t overdo it. Mix one feminine detail, such as the simple bit of lace on her Jil Sander beanie, into an otherwise masculine look.

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The idea: Day-tonight means dressing down Styling tip: Speaking of contrast, check out how Rajni Jacques’s polished tailoring neatens up the New Yorker’s otherwise badass grunge look, showing a new side of day-tonight dressing. Because sometimes, the afterwork socializing happens in a dive bar and not a swanky gallery opening. BOUTIQUE BOYFRIEND BLAZER $300, TOPSHOP.COM

The idea: Give the girly girl an edge

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Styling tip: Pink, the most saccharine of colours, suddenly gets major bite when paired with boyfriend jeans and a fisherman’s sweater. And let us draw your eye to the navy blue nails on Irina Lackicevic from London. Sensing a theme here?

Styling tip: Lately, when we see a pair of sneakers in a fashion story, it’s the neon Nike Free or primary coloured New Balance. But the classic high top (and we’re not talking about those trendy Isabel Marant wedge ones) has been overlooked. Londoner Bryona Hayne’s sporty look makes a good case for fixing that.

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new ways to wear denim SOPHIE HULME TRENCH WITH LEATHER SLEEVES $805, STYLEBOP.COM

The idea: Take the wide legs out of the ’70s Styling tip: Steer clear of going too literal and disco-y by balancing the retroness of the jeans with a contemporary silhouette on top. Pay close attention to the length of Brit Kimberly Carroll’s jeans. You don’t want them dragging on the ground.

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The idea: Take your double denim to another level Styling tip: Like headto-toe black or white, double denim is the perfect blank canvas to dress around. The possibilities are endless, but we especially like the idea of using double denim to show off bold outerwear and accessories the way Candela Novembre (top) of Milan does. And can you spot the tomboy and girly elements here? WHISTLES LEOPARD PRINT PARKA $206, WHISTLES.CO.UK

The idea: Put the ripped bits up top Styling tip: We expect to see rips and tears on the legs (preferably just above or below the knee.) Give an element of surprise by wearing the distressed bits up top, pairing a ripped knit with a pristine pair of dark blue jeans the way Anouki Areshidze in Milan does here. LNA SLASHED SWEATER $145, LNACLOTHING.COM


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Spotted in: Ottawa

Twitter has become a cool and succinct way of communicating. It allows me to be accessible, instantly speak my mind and connects me with all kinds of people. Whether it’s a fashion question or you just want to comment on life’s bigger picture, I’d love to hear from you.

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Erika Student Age: 22 What she’s wearing Gifted scarf, Costa Blanca coat, Trust Fund jeans, Coach bag, Old Navy booties. Her inspiration “Ottawa inspires my style! I study entrepreneurship and I am inspired by small businesses. And I also love thrifting!”

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Meeting the coolest people @AdditionElle today! Here’s @haileyisgunnin #pinkforthewin She’s on @MTVCreeps

Glam star picks permeate prom

Red carpet ready. Teens seeking their own time in the spotlight look to celebs for inspiration

• Form-flattering peplum can look great on any figure, and it’s been showing up everywhere from catwalks to red carpets this season. Head online to Trends Report for tips on how to style this fashion trend: metronews.ca/ voices/trends-report @MetroIreneK

You might as well roll out the red carpet in front of the school gymnasium or hotel ballroom and line it with parental paparazzi. Prom season provides many girls a chance to have their moment to pose. It’s likely that this year’s parade of fashions will include a few starlet look-alikes. And why not? Today’s young celebrities span many styles. There’s Jennifer Lawrence, who has come to awards shows dressed both sporty and sleek, and like a princess; Taylor Swift, who moves seamlessly from vintage to ethereal; and sometimes funky, sometimes artsy Chloe Moretz. There are also Rihanna and Selena Gomez, notes Gina Kelly, fashion director at Seventeen. “You’ve got Selena Gom-

Jennifer Lawrence shows her fans how to get down in a gown. John Shearer/ Invision/ the associated press

ez, who’s a little sweeter, and Rihanna, who’s edgier. Within that range, you’ve got a lot of options.” Coming just off the Hollywood awards season, all the options are fresh in girls’ minds, she says, and they’ve gotten ideas on how to put a whole package together. Lawrence, for example, wore a bona fide ball gown — and there are girls who want that — but her delicate jewelry and loose updo added youthfulness, Kelly observes.

Georgina Chapman, designer of red-carpet favourite Marchesa, is now offering a significantly less expensive version of her party looks at JCPenney under the Pearl label. For even her older teen stepdaughter, Chapman says she felt like Marchesa’s dramatic signature might have been a little too much. “You want to look vibrant. You’ve got that young glow, work with that!” She hopes Pearl adds a little “more tongue in cheek” than Marchesa, with the same level of attention to details, and you’ll have the embellishment and ruffles. Mandi Line, costume designer for TV’s Pretty Little Liars, encourages girls to try on as many prom dresses as possible. Then, she says, “go with your gut or you won’t be happy at the dance.” “What do you want to show off? Your legs, your arms? Then look at your favourite star. You might not be like them, you might not look like them. But it’s a good start for ideas,” Line says. The Associated Press

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Wedding reception ideas Gone are the days when a chocolate fountain was enough to wow your wedding guests. From signature cocktails and croquet on the lawn to gourmet food trucks, couples are adding five-star entertainment to their wedding receptions. Here’s a roundup of the hottest reception trends for 2013. Lawn Games What’s better than sipping a refreshing post-ceremony cocktail while annihilating your opponent at a genteel game of croquet? Whether it’s bocce ball, horseshoes, croquet or a beanbag toss, setting up lawn games at a gar-

den or backyard wedding is a fun and surefire ice-breaker. Tip: Some of these games can be made from scratch, using inexpensive materials and a little creativity! Signature Cocktails While DIY corn-hole contraptions might not fly at a ritzy hotel celebration, signature cocktails work with any style of wedding. As Cocktail Deeva, Dee Brun, says, the number-one rule when it comes to a signature drink is that it better taste delicious. Stick with a refreshing concoction that isn’t too sweet, too sour or too strong. The drink should

also look appetizing. You might want to choose a signature drink that fits with your color palette, but not all colors make pretty cocktails. If, for example, brown is your accent color, opt for a clear cocktail or incorporate another color that appears in your centerpieces or cake as the base of the cocktail. Remember to offer a mocktail version – for kids, pregnant women and guests who don’t drink alcohol--and give your drink a custom name. Tip: Brun suggests that you think outside of the bottle and set up a table with a collection of beautiful glass

pitchers filled with red or white sangria, or a fruity punch that guests can help themselves to. This serving style looks gorgeous and it saves you money because you don’t have to hire a bartender. Sweet Table By far one of the favorite wedding trends in recent years, the dessert table will still be a popular wedding staple in 2013. I mean, does it get any better than walking into a venue and spotting an entire table filled with gourmet sweets: homemade pies, cheerful cake pops, old-fashioned lollipops, butter tarts, sugar cookies in the shape of

the couple’s initials… the list goes on and on. Sweet tables are “a personalized version of a dessert table with everything you could possibly imagine on it,” says Izabela Chmielewska of Toronto-based Sweet Table. Unlike the generic frozen desserts on a banquet hall dessert table, all of the treats on a sweet table are handmade especially for you. What’s not to love? Tip: Chmielewska suggests that you talk to your sweet table designer about the overall look that you want to achieve. Will your table be built around a color, or a theme that reflects a hobby

that you and your fiance love? For example, an Oscar theme for the movie-buff bride and groom? An After-Party Bus Hire a party bus or van limo and take the party on the road. There’s nothing worse than having to shut down a rockin’ dance party at 1am because it’s closing time for the venue. Pack your guests into a limo party bus and keep the good times rolln’ at your favorite club. Tip: This is an opportune time for an outfit change for the bride and groom. www.2forcouples.com TwiTTer: @2lifeweddings


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Six truths about your wedding day You can look at countless wedding photos online, but it’s hard to know what to expect for your own wedding until the glorious day arrives and you’re actually experiencing it. Here are six helpful truths about your wedding day that you won’t learn from the pretty pics on Pinterest. 1. You Won’t Get Much Sleep The Night Before Nerves and off-the-charts giddiness will leave you tossing and turning the night before your wedding and you’ll likely wake up before sunrise. You’ll need some sleep, so skip the post-rehearsal dinner drinks with your friends and head to bed. You’ll get to party the night away with them the next day. 2. You’ll Need A Nice Hanger For Your Gown Your photographer will want shots of your gown before you step into it and there’s no way a cheap wire hanger from the dry cleaners will do. 3. Your Dress Will Get Dirty

This truth is hard to swallow, but the bottom of your pristine gown will get dirty and possibly even damaged after a day of walking outside, posing for photos and dancing. Try to keep it as clean as possible before the photos and ceremony. Once you’re at the reception, you’ll be so happy that you won’t care about a bit of dirt on your skirt! 4. You Will Cry (At Least Once) But they’ll be happy tears! With so many special moments between you and your sweetie and the overall significance of the day, you’ll likely cry at least once. Throw in touching speeches from friends, family and your new spouse and you’re left with lots of opportunities to shed a sweet tear or two. This is why waterproof mascara is your friend. 5. You Won’t Believe How Quickly It Goes By After months of wedding planning, it’s easy to fall into a forward-thinking frame of mind, always focusing on

the future and imagining the details of your big day. Well, this is it! Your big day is here! So be present, enjoy all of the love-filled moments, gush over the beautiful cake and decor details, smile lots and soak up that magical feeling. You can’t slow down time, but the day won’t flew by quite so quickly if you stay in the moment. 6. You Will Be Overwhelmed With Love and Happiness It’s an indescribably heartwarming feeling to realize that so many people have come to celebrate you and your spouse and your expression of love and commitment to each other. At the reception, take a minute with your groom to step back and take a look at the room, at all of the wonderful friends and family who have come to share such a special day with you. It will make you feel warm and fuzzy and it’s extra-special if you can experience this moment with your new hubby. www.2forcouples.com TwiTTer: @2lifeweddings


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Wedding invitation trends Traditional invites. Letterpress stationery is making a comeback Don’t underestimate the importance of your wedding invitations. More than simply providing the Who? Where? and When? of your event, invitations give guests an idea of what to expect at your wedding. Whether you choose an art deco font and cityscape graphics, or a whimsical letterpress suite with bunting banners, your invitations contribute to your wedding’s overall theme. Ensure your celebration makes a stylish first impression with these helpful tips from Toronto stationer Megan Wappel. What are some of the hottest stationery trends for 2013? Megan Wappel: The

“homemade,” yet polished, rustic look is still very big -- think birds, burlap, kraft paper, garden chic. Incorporating paint as well as graphic design – watercolor papers and floral gouache designs, for example – is also a big trend because it gives that handmade feel. Geometric stationery with big bold sans serif fonts and blocks of color is also on the rise. Letterpress stationery is making a massive comeback, as is laser-cut detailing. You can dye the edges of letterpress paper in different colors and letterpress allows designs to be pressed with metallic foiling, which adds such an amazing touch. Couples have really taken notice of how important the fonts are when trying to establish a theme. The script font has really made it’s way out this year, as new “hip” elegant fonts have come into the limelight. What trends that were popular in 2012 will be “out” in 2013?

MW: Ombre! So many aspects of weddings, from invites and cakes to the bride’s hair, are ombre. This trend is still huge, but I have a feeling that it may “fade” later in 2013. I only say that because it’s so popular and, therefore, not as unique. I think the aspect of using different shades and tones of a certain color will always be popular for weddings, but I’m not sure that ombre will last forever. But for now, lets just say it is a look that many of us still adore. With so many digital invitation options, why are couples still loving traditional paper wedding invitations? MW: People tend to forget about digital invitations or they don’t even open the emails. People are used to getting flyers and bills in the mail, so it’s always nice to open your mailbox and see a creative wedding invitation addressed to you. An invite in the mail tells people that

and then create a free wedding website that supports digital RSVPs. That way, you don’t need any insert cards or RSVP return envelopes,

they will indeed be special guests at this event. Sending a digital invite sets a lessthan-enthusiastic tone for what is to come at the wedding because it’s read on a screen and then closed and never really seen again.

which allows you to use all of your invitation budget on letterpress. www.2forcouples.com TwiTTer: @2lifeweddings

What is your #1 tip for couples who love letterpress invitations but have to stick to a tight budget? MW: Sit down with a stationer and see what other options you have to make your stationery stand out. There are embossing stamps you can get at many craft stores that add that little extra detailing to a digital print. If done well, they look like a deboss press. Matching envelope liners, twine, address labels – all these little digital print details that go with the main invites -- will make your invitation pop, even if it’s not letterpress. Or, you can go with one main invite card that has as much information as possible (without it looking crammed)

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How to stay Zen for your wedding Calm, cool, collected. Organization and relaxation are key

have a towering list of To Dos in the days before your wedding. Keep the daily lists manageable; you’ll overwhelm yourself if you plan to do 15 tasks in one day and likely won’t get anything done.

No matter how organized your planning was, the weeks before your wedding will be insanely busy. Some things just can’t be done until then: You can’t make a seating plan until everyone’s RSVPed and you can’t confirm your order with the florist or make place cards until you’ve made the seating plan. But that doesn’t mean you have to be stark-raving stressed. Here’s how to Namaste your way through crunchtime chaos.

Delegate: Rather than trying to be Superbride, ask your friends and family for help. Forgot to get a ring pillow? Ask your maid of honor to get it. If you’ve chosen bridesmaids gifts, but don’t have time for a mall-run, ask your mom to pick them up. This will free up time for you to do things that others can’t do - like write your reception speech.

Absolutely No Slacking: The key to managing your stress is to stay on top of your tasks. Make a list of two or three chores to do every day and make sure you do them. Once you let something slide – even if it’s just a phone call to the baker – things will pile up and you’ll

Keep Movin’: It’s ironic that exercise, one of the most effective stress-relievers, is the first thing to fall by the wayside when we’re stressed. Stick with your weekly yoga class and boot camp sessions to reduce angst and stay focused. Don’t have time, you say? You probably spend an hour (or more) trolling Pinterest as a distraction from plan-

ning, so you might as well spend that time releasing energizing endorphins and burning calories. Get Your Beauty Sleep: You’re preparing for the biggest party of your life and you don’t want to look haggard on your big day. Set a curfew and make sure you’re in bed at a decent time. For example, no wedding chores past 11 p.m. Have A Girls Night In: Plan a girls night a couple weeks before your big day and make a rule: Absolutely no wedding talk. Rent movies, order takeout and enjoy spending time with your friends without being “the bride-to-be.” Get A Massage: You’ve been working hard for the past few months (and weeks) and you’re likely carrying the bulk of your stress in your shoulders and neck. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage before your wedding. You’ll feel lighter and less stressed and your aching scalenes will thank you. www.2forcouples.com TwiTTer: @2lifeweddings

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Dinner. Herb-Brined Walnut-Crusted Chicken

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Nashville Fried Hot Chicken is the city’s signature dish Ingredients

1. In saucepan over high heat, combine salt, pepper and water. Bring to boil, stirring to dissolve salt. Remove from heat and add ice. Stir in apple juice. 2. Bruise thyme, rosemary and savory by placing on cutting board and hitting with back side of a meat mallet. In zipped plastic bag, combine liquid mix with bruised herbs and garlic. Add chicken thighs to bag and squish around to cover in brine. Refrigerate for 3 hours. 3. When ready to cook, heat

oven to 450 F. Remove chicken from brine and discard brine. Use paper towels to pat chicken thighs dry, then arrange on rimmed baking sheet.

4. In bowl, combine walnuts

and bread crumbs. In another bowl, combine mayonnaise, coriander and orange zest.

Ingredients • 1/4 cup kosher salt • 1 tsp cracked black pepper • 1 cup water • 1 cup ice • 2 cups apple juice • 4 sprigs each fresh thyme, rosemary, savory • 3 cloves garlic, chopped • 2 lbs bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed • 1/2 cup each chopped walnuts, panko bread crumbs • 1/4 cup mayonnaise • 1/2 tsp ground coriander • Zest of half an orange

Brush mayonnaise mix over surface of each chicken thigh. Pat some walnut mix evenly over the top of each thigh.

5. Bake 20 minutes, or until

golden brown and 170 F at centre. The Associated Press

• 2 quarts cold water • 1/2 cup hot sauce • Salt • 1/2 cup plus 1/2 tsp sugar • 3 1/2- to 4 lbs whole chicken, quartered • 3 quarts vegetable oil • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper • 1/2 tsp paprika • 1/4 tsp garlic powder • 2 cups all-purpose flour • Ground black pepper • Hearty white sandwich bread (optional) • Pickle chips (optional)

1. In bowl, whisk cold water, hot sauce, 1/2 cup salt and 1/2 cup sugar until salt and sugar dissolve. Add chicken and refrigerate, covered, for up to 1 hour. 2. Heat 3 tbsp oil in small saucepan over medium heat. Add cayenne, 1/2 tsp salt, paprika, remaining 1/2 tsp sugar and the garlic powder. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer to small bowl and set aside. 3.

Remove the chicken from refrigerator and pour off brine.

4. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Two at a time, dredge the chicken pieces through the flour mixture. Shake excess flour from the

This recipe serves six. matthew mead/ the associated press

chicken, then transfer it to wire rack. Do not discard the seasoned flour.

6. Heat the remaining oil to 350 degrees in Dutch oven.

to the flour mixture and turn to coat, then shake off the excess. Add half of the chicken to the oil and fry, adjusting the burner as necessary to maintain oil temperature between 300 F and 325 F, until the skin is a deep golden brown and the white meat registers 160 F and the dark meat registers 175 F, about 25 to 30 minutes.

7. Return the chicken pieces

8. Drain fried chicken on the

5. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 200 F. Set a clean wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet.

prepared wire rack and place in oven to keep warm. Return the oil to 350 F and repeat with the remaining chicken.

9. When all of the chicken is cooked, stir the spicy oil mixture to recombine, then brush it over both sides of the chicken. Serve on bread and top with pickles, if using. The Associated Press / adapted from Cook’s Illustrated magazine


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Start the party with Thai Pork Skewers Ingredients • 1 pork tenderloin, trimmed (about 1 lb/450 g)

• 1 tbsp soy sauce • 1 tsp Thai red curry paste

Marinade • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley • 2 tbsp lime juice • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger

Peanut sauce • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter • 1/3 cup coconut milk • 2 tbsp lime juice • 1 tbsp soy sauce • 1 tsp packed brown sugar • 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce

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pan or foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Broil, 15 cm from heat and turning once, until lightly browned and no longer pink inside, about 6 minutes. Serve with peanut sauce for dipping. Recipe excerpted from CANADIAN LIVING THE APPETIZER COLLECTION

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Invite the sea into your home It’s not often that I subscribe to a heavily-themed decorating style. And although industrial-chic and hotel-style have faired pretty well as a specific decor theme, it’s time to soften up the looks and introduce a summer style, dedicated to water and sand. Sea-side living-inspired-decor themes are popping up everywhere, and from tradition to modern, this nautical theme might just be what jump starts us into summer.

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Towels $11, Monograms $7 Handwoven in pure cotton, the Herringbone hand towels make a personalized statement when monogrammed. westelm.com.

Rope Knot Table Lamp Base, $190 Nautical manila rope is tightly twisted and knotted to create a textured lamp base for a seaside look. potterybarn.com.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren picture frame, $60 Soft sheen and sea colours from mother of pearl of the sea is trimmed with nickel plated iron. thebay.com.

Sea Urchin Candle, $16 The beauty of the sea urchin surfaces in this detailed candle crafted of natural wax rubbed with white highlights. crateandbarrel. com.

Bollywood Custom Rug

Yacht Club Cushion, $20

Hand woven in India from recycled saris, this all-silk rug’s colours reminds us of the water and sand. urbanbarn. com.

Sail away to France with blue and white accent pillows. simons.ca.

Woven Wicker Drum Lamp Shade, $63 The textured weave of natural wicker adds an instant summertime look to any lamp base. potterybarn.com.


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Out with the old, in with the newly restored Repair If parts are broken you will need to repair them or replace them altogether. Search antique stores because you may get lucky and find a matching chair leg or drawer knob; but chances are you will have to get replacements custom made. Check for loose screws to simply tighten them, or take them out and replace them if they’re rusted. Use wood glue for any small breaks and wood putty for small cracks.

DIY ideas. Clean, sand, paint, stain — restore an old piece into a new gem for your home If one man’s junk is another man’s treasure, both those men are probably at the flea market, where beautiful pieces of decor can be hiding beneath chipped wood and old paint. Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside of Salvage Dawgs offer some tips on turning junk into treasure through restoration. Research and inspect Check for unusual markings and labels to determine the origin and worth of the piece. If you suspect it may be an antique, take it to a professional before you work on it. If you start to restore an antique you will ultimately void the piece of any vintage worth. Safety first A safety checklist before

Found an antique? Use a chemical stripper to take off the old finish. Istock images

you start is a key component when doing DIY projects. When restoring furniture, be sure to have goggles to protect your eyes from wood or metal scraps, wear

long sleeves, wear a mask when working with chemicals and be sure to work in a well ventilated area. Clean before you start Once you’ve determined

your plan for the piece it must be thoroughly cleaned before you begin sanding, painting or staining. You will need to buff it with a vegetable oil-based soap and warm water. Use

a small soft bristle tooth brush if the piece is highly detailed. Dirt and grime build up over the years and it will need to be removed for a professional look.

Refinish/repaint You will need to use both chemical strippers and sanding to take off the old finish. If you are painting the piece, you will need to slightly sand down any ridges. Before you stain or paint the item, give it another buff to get rid of dust in order to end up with a professional looking finish. Salvage Dawgs premieres Tuesday, May 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on DIY Network Canada during a monthlong free preview on the network

Could your dishwasher be doing a better job? Cleaning. Some simple tips for running a more efficient appliance Your dishwasher, sink drain and garbage disposal do the major dirty work in your kitchen, and you can keep them running efficiently with a few easy steps. If there are spots or stuck-on grime on the dishes when they come out of the washer, or if the sink has an unpleasant odour even after you clean it and run the disposal, it means these hard-working appliances may need extra attention. “Dishwashers and drains battle kitchen waste and activity daily, which can take a toll on the appearance and performance if not cleaned correctly,” said Chris Salatino with Kenmore Major Appliances. Electric dishwashers have a filtration system that requires regular cleaning, especially if you don’t scrape or pre-rinse dishes.

“The maintenance on a dishwasher depends on how you treat it,” says John DeSilvia, host of DIY Network’s “Rescue My Renovation.” If you’re not a pre-rinser, he recommends cleaning the filter once a month. Just look at the bottom of your dishwasher, find and remove your filter, then scrub away debris with a soft brush. Rinse and reinstall. “Don’t be scared, it’s really easy,” says DeSilvia. If in doubt, check your owner’s manual on how to find and remove the filter. Can’t find the instructions? Log on to your manufacturer’s website. Online tutorials at sites such as DIYNetwork.com and YouTube.com can also help you through the process. The interior of your dishwasher may also appear filmy at times. To get rid of that buildup, Salatino advises waiting until the washer has finished a cycle and cooled. Then make a paste with powdered detergent or use liquid detergent on a damp sponge to wipe away

mineral deposits. Follow up by running a normal cycle. If you’re in a hard water area and wiping with detergent doesn’t remove all the film, run a normal cycle with two cups of white vinegar in an upright glass on the lower rack. Salatino advises turning off the “heated dry” option during the cycle. There also are commercial cleaners marketed especially for mineral buildup in dishwashers. Consumer Reports recommends replacing worn or rusted dish racks, and using care when loading dishes and silverware so you don’t damage spray arms. Inspect the arms to make sure they aren’t clogged with debris, which could affect water pressure. Use pipe cleaners to dislodge blockages. For cleaning the outside of your dishwasher, Salatino says all you need is a soft, damp cloth or sponge and mild detergent. If you’ve got a stainless steel cover, you’ll need a special cleaner. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Lucinda Ottusch, with Whirlpool’s Institute of Kitchen Science, says one mistake people make is buying cheap detergent. She says the all-in-one packets by name-brand companies really do help your dishwasher perform best. Kenmore


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EnErgy-saving tips savE monEy Rising energy costs and growing concerns about greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air pollution and the security of our future supplies of natural gas and electricity make energy efficiency a concern for all Canadians. This is true whether you rent or own your unit and whether you pay your utilities directly or through your rent or condominium fees. Here are some energy-saving tips that can save you money and make your apartment more comfortable. Many are simple and low cost. You can buy most of the materials and tools at any hardware store. Cracks and holes in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors permit drafts to enter. A drafty apartment is cold and uncomfortable in the winter and hot and humid in the summer. Drafty apartments require more heating during the winter and more cooling during the summer to make them comfortable — making them more expensive to live in. Drafty apartments also tend to suffer from outside noise problems. Air leakage is not just an exterior wall problem. Holes and cracks in the interior partition walls, ceilings and floors of your apartment allow air to flow between your apartment, your neighbours’ apartments and the corridor. Reducing air leakage also helps you achieve more comfortable air temperature and humidity in your apartment. WindoW and door joints Caulk open joints between window and

door frames and trim and adjacent walls. Ensure that window and door weatherstripping gaskets are intact and in good condition. If they are not, replace them. Worn or flattened gaskets, windows that rattle in the wind, drafts and moving drapes or blinds are good indicators of leaky windows and doors. Always consult with your building management and obtain approval before you proceed with air-sealing work. Use paintable latex caulking when caulking painted surfaces. This will allow you to hide the caulk joint with paint, if necessary. Be careful when using spray foam — some foams expand rapidly and can damage adjacent surfaces and make a mess. Floors and Walls Caulk visible cracks along the exterior wall-floor joints. This is only possible where the baseboard trim, or wall, can be caulked to a rigid floor surface, such as concrete, tile or wood. Although somewhat difficult to do, it may be more worthwhile to do this during renovations — especially if baseboard or quarter-round trim is to be removed and replaced. In this case, caulking can be applied between the wall surface and floor and would then be covered by the baseboard. If caulking the joint between the baseboard or quarter-round trim and the floor, first apply a strip of masking tape on the floor about 3 mm (1⁄8 inch) from the wall along the wall-floor joint to be caulked. Remove the tape when you have finished applying the caulking. — CMHC


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Heat’s Allen says friend lost leg in Monday’s blasts

Bruins defenceman Dennis Seidenberg watches pre-game ceremonies on the ice, illuminated in blue and yellow, the colours of the Boston Athletic Association, on Wednesday at TD Garden. The Bruins and Sabres also wore Boston Strong decals on their shirts. JIM ROGASH/GETTY IMAGES

Emotional return to the ice in Boston NHL. Fans mourn and then cheer as Bruins return to action Emerging from a moment of silence with a deafening cheer, fans at Wednesday night’s Bruins game paid tribute to the victims of this week’s Boston Marathon bombing with a stirring national anthem and a thunderous chant of “U.S.A.!” The sold-out crowd at the first major sporting event in the city since Monday’s attack lined up for metal-detecting wands and random car inspections to get into the TD Gar-

den. Once inside, they watched a sombre video with scenes from the race, ending with the words, “We are Boston, We are Strong.” The players on the ice for the opening faceoff banged their sticks in the traditional hockey salute, drifting back off the blue-lines so that they, too, could see the video. The Boston Fire Department Honor Guard brought out the U.S. flag to honour the first responders who rushed to the aid of the three killed and more than 170 injured by the twin bombs at the marathon finish line. It was an emotional return to normal life for the city, which has been dazed by the at-

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“We love the city. We want to help in any way we can — if we can give them 10 minutes of joy, or 20 hours of joy — anything we can do.” Chris Kelly, Bruins forward

tacks on one of its signature and most beloved events. Monday’s scheduled Bruins game against Ottawa was rescheduled, and Tuesday night’s Celtics game was cancelled outright. But the Bruins said they were determined to help the city move on. “You’re trying to live your life in peace, and there’s people trying to disrupt that,” coach

Claude Julien said on Wednesday. “The people trying to live their life in peace are going to stick together.” Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs pledged $100,000 to The One Fund Boston, the charity established to help families affected by the bombing; the Garden, the NHL and the players association pledged $50,000 each. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Heat guard Ray Allen says a friend of his family was among those who lost a leg in Monday’s explosions at the Boston Marathon, and that another friend owned the restaurant that employed the 29-year-old woman who was killed in the blasts. Allen has been a spectator at the marathon several times, going back to his days with the Boston Celtics. He says his mother has run the marathon three times and that his wife has done so twice. Allen says that if he was still with the Celtics, he likely would have been at the finish line around the time of the explosions on Monday, waiting for his mother and wife to complete their runs. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NHL

Habs’ White given 5 games for head hit on Huskins The NHL suspended Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan White for five games on Wednesday for an illegal check to the head of Philadelphia defenceman Kent Huskins. The incident occurred at 6:11 of the first period of Montreal’s 7-3 loss to the Flyers on Monday. White attempted to deliver an open-ice hit to Huskins as the defenceman came out from behind the Philadelphia net, but White missed Huskins’ body and hit him primarily in the head. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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Ruff back behind bench with Team Canada Hockey. Former Sabres head coach will return to lead national team at world championship The last man to coach Canada to a medal at the men’s world hockey championship is back behind the bench. Hockey Canada has named Lindy Ruff the country’s head coach for the 2013 men’s

world hockey championship May 3-19 in Stockholm and Helsinki. “I said I want to coach,” Ruff said. “You’re out of it a short period of time and you miss it. When you look at all the playoff races around and you’re sitting on the outside, it’s a hard thing to do as a coach. “I’m excited to get back (to) it. I had two great experiences working with Team Canada and really want to make this

a third. Any time you get around world-class players, it helps you as a coach.” Ruff coached Canada to a silver medal at the 2009 world championship. Canada lost 2-1 to Russia in the final in Berne, Switzerland, and hasn’t finished in the top three since then. Ruff was also an associate coach on Canada’s B:4.921" 2010 goldmedal Olympic team under T:4.921"Babcock. head coach Mike

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Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was held out of the starting lineup for a third straight game Wednesday with a sore back and has not been able to swing a bat since the weekend, manager John Gibbons said. Usually a right-fielder, the two-time major league home run champion felt sore after starting two

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games at third base in Kansas City last weekend, moving to the infield after shortstop Jose Reyes severely sprained his left ankle. Bautista, who is batting .200 with three homers and six RBIs, missed three games earlier this month with a sore right ankle. Gibbons said Bautista has not been able to take batting practice or hit in the cage in the past three days, and was likely unavailable to pinch hit against the Chicago White Sox. The Associated Press

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McMaster University quarterback Kyle Quinlan is one of four nominees for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport male athlete of the year honour. The other finalists for the men’s BLG Award are Saint Mary’s hockey player Lucas Bloodoff, Concordia wrestler David Tremblay and soccer player Gagan Dosanjh from UBC. Quinlan won the Hec Crighton Trophy last season as the top player in Canadian university football. He helped the Marauders repeat as OUA champions and reach the Vanier Cup for the second straight year. The female BLG Award nominees are Saint Mary’s basketball player Justine Colley, McGill hockey player Melodie Daoust, Guelph rugby player Britt Benn and UBC volleyball player Shanice Marcelle. The award winners will be named April 29 at a ceremony in Toronto. Each winner will receive a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship. The BLG Awards were established in 1993 to recognize the top female and male athletes from universities affiliated with CIS. The Canadian Press

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Not his day on clay Milos Raonic plays a backhand against Jarkko Nieminen in their second-round match at the ATP Monte Carlo Masters in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, on Wednesday. Raonic, the 12th seed from Thornhill, Ont., committed 40 unforced errors in losing 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3). Clive Brunskill/Getty Images


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May they Hab another? The playoffs are a one-timer away, and 15 teams will be out to dethrone the Los Angeles Kings and hoist the Stanley Cup. First, though, a quick look back at the soon-to-finish regular season and who will be in line for some hardware after the post-season. The Associated Press

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The University of Kansas plans to build an $18-million US building that will be home to Almonte, Ont., native James Naismith’s original rules of basketball. The Associated Press

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The Milwaukee Brewers have brought back reliever Francisco Rodriguez, signing the right-hander to a minor-league deal. The Associated Press

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Edmonton Oiler Justin Schultz won the Eddie Shore Award on Wednesday as the American Hockey League’s defenceman of the year. He had 18 goals and 30 assists in 34 games with the Oklahoma City Barons. the Canadian Press

Hart trophy Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby had the MVP locked up through 36 games, but hasn’t played since he was struck in the face by a puck on March 30. That opened the door for Washington’s Alex Ovechkin to surge ahead for top honours. The Russian winger has an NHL-best 28 goals and seems set to reclaim the MVP trophy he won in 2008 and 2009.

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Cast out of Philadelphia to make room for Ilya Bryzgalov, Sergei Bobrovsky has morphed into one of the toughest goalies in the league to beat. He has 17 wins and four shutouts and has the Blue Jackets primed for the post-season. He’s getting hot at just right the time, and that could be enough to win a round or two — as well as the Vezina.

This is a tough one, but the front-runner for the NHL’s top rookie is Montreal’s Brendan Gallagher. He has 13 goals, 24 points and has outplayed rookie teammate Alex Galchenyuk to stand as the class of the crop and be one of the few to win a major award in his first season.

NBA. Knicks season ‘by far’ one of Carmelo’s best Carmelo Anthony believes this may have been his finest NBA season. “Yeah, I would say that. I would say that by far,” he said. “Just as far as the team success, how I’ve been playing, how much fun it’s been for myself, for everybody just as a whole, I would say it’s one of my better seasons.” With more than 50 wins for the New York Knicks and more than 27 points per game for himself, the numbers back him up. The Knicks won a division title, and Anthony added the scoring title after the regular season ended Wednesday. Then the real work begins. The Knicks are expected to win a playoff series, maybe two. They traded away nearly every important player to get Anthony from Denver two years ago, and they have one post-season win to show for it. On Saturday, the Boston Celtics will come to New York, where they swept Anthony and the Knicks in 2011, back when critics felt the Knicks gave up too much to acquire the all-star forward. “It’s a big playoff series,” he said. “I did envision us being at the top, one or two in the Eastern Conference. I

Norris trophy Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson saw his chance to defend his trophy come to a devastating end with one vicious slash of a skate blade across his left Achilles tendon. No defenceman since has stepped up more than Montreal’s P.K. Subban, the NHL’s top-scoring defenceman (11 goals, 36 points), who led the Canadiens in points entering Wednesday’s game.

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did envision us winning our division eventually, but right now this playoff series is very important for myself, it’s very important for us as a team, as a city, as an organization.” Long regarded as one of the league’s top scorers, Anthony has become something more, on the court and in the locker-room. “His shotmaking is off the charts, but he’s making the right plays, too,” Indiana coach Frank Vogel said. “And he’s playing winning basketball, and that’s a big reason why they’re doing what they’re doing.” The Associated Press

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Another one from Montreal, head coach Michel Therrien has been the league’s top coach. The fabled Canadiens finished last in the Eastern Conference last season. Therrien returned to the team that gave him his first NHL job a decade ago and quickly turned a 31-35-16 team from a year ago into the Northeast Division leaders prior to Wednesday’s games.

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Wednesday’s results Boston at Toronto Milwaukee at Oklahoma City Atlanta at New York Detroit at Brooklyn Washington at Chicago Philadelphia at Indiana Cleveland at Charlotte Phoenix at Denver Utah at Memphis Minnesota at San Antonio Orlando at Miami New Orleans at Dallas Golden State at Portland Houston at L.A. Lakers L.A. Clippers at Sacramento End of Regular Season

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Wednesday’s results Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 0 (comp. of susp. gm) Kansas City 1 Atlanta 0 N.Y. Mets at Colorado (ppd., snow) Texas at Chicago Cubs (ppd., rain) St. Louis at Pittsburgh Philadelphia at Cincinnati Washington at Miami San Francisco at Milwaukee San Diego at L.A. Dodgers


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Aries

March 21 - April 20 Keep things in perspective today. Not everything will go your way and you could even suffer a small financial loss but it’s no big deal.

Taurus

April 21 - May 21 With the Sun about to move into your birth sign you should be looking ahead and planning all the marvelous things you are going to be doing. Don’t let other people’s negativity hold you back.

Gemini

May 22 - June 21 You may be active by nature but over the next few days you should aim to do less and think more. Activity for its own sake, be it physical or mental, is a waste of time, so make sure your aims have meaning.

Cancer

June 22 - July 23 How can you make a difference in the world? Give it some thought and a way will occur to you.

Leo

July 24 - Aug. 23 Do you want to improve your status and reputation? Then keep your eyes and ears open because you will soon get the chance.

Virgo

Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 The planets are about to offer you the chance to make a new beginning. First though you need to get rid of all that emotional baggage you have been carrying around. It’s time to be who you want to be.

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Crossword: Canada Across and Down

Horoscopes

Libra

Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 You may be inclined to make changes to your financial or business affairs today but is that really such a smart idea? With so many things in a state of flux at the moment it may be better to just sit tight.

Scorpio

Oct. 24 - Nov. 22 Your reputation for toughness is well deserved but there is also a softer, more compassionate side to your nature that will be much in evidence today.

Sagittarius

Nov. 23 - Dec. 21 Do you see your work as a challenge or a chore? If it’s the latter you may need to change direction

Capricorn

Dec. 22 - Jan. 20 You cannot be bothered with trivial issues or trivial people. There are so many big things going on in the world at the moment and it annoys you that so many don’t seem to care.

Aquarius

Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 With the cosmic emphasis about to switch to the domestic sphere you should focus on the needs of loved ones.

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64. Sal of “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955) 65. Warning device 66. ‘_’ __ for Alberta 67. “Farewell, mon ami!” 68. Length unit

Feb. 20 - March 20 As Pisces is such a sensitive sign you are easily affected by other people’s moods, which means you should be rather cheerful today. Everyone around you is in the mood to have fun. Sounds like an excuse for a party.

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9. Goods transporting job in early Canada 10. Auth. unknown 11. “Nope.” 12. Detective created by mystery writer Rex Stout, __ Wolfe 13. Branches-androots grower 21. Kind 23. Mr. Kilmer’s 26. Famous person, for short 27. Marie Antoinette, par exemple 28. Actress Ms. Hannah 29. Sierra __ 30. More peculiar 31. “Well, well, wells.” 32. Bears: Spanish 33. Viva voce 34. Ginger Spice aka __ Halliwell 38. Poker: 2 wds. 40. Like some grapes 43. Cruise 45. Garage __ 48. Allowance 49. Dreary 52. Defraud 53. Female’s opposite 54. __ the crack of dawn: 2 wds. 55. Fido is furious! 57. Show allegiance 58. “Come __!” = “Welcome!”: 2 wds. 59. Call for 60. Collective __ (Rock band) 63. Farm song vowels



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